Retaj Al Rayyan Hotel
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... Checking in at that time was a breeze as there was no queue. We didn't mind the wait as we much prefer to be too early than too late.
That flight was fine and we landed at the new Heathrow Terminal 2 which seems to be in another county than Terminal 4, our departure terminal. We were the only passengers in the coach from Terminal 2 to Terminal 4. Once again we went through that tunnel; the one we went through too often in our attempt to find the Europcar site ...
... bus terminal. I have never seen so many
seats for waiting around. Most of them empty so you don’t have to sit next to more strangers – you’re going to be doing enough of that on the plane. Make the most of your personal space while you can,
Free wifi airport-wide. You don’t have to sign up for some company or buy a sandwich in a café. It’s just there. Take that ...
... part of town near the airport, the kind of place that looks a bit sinister late at night but is bustling and lively during the day. Imagine a side street from an Indiana Jones film and you get the idea. The Mercure Grand doesn't look like much from the outside and the inside certainly continues that theme. 'Why don't you ask for an upgrade here?' I ask Karen with a smirk. After a decent nights sleep, we plan what to do with our 24 (or now about 14) hours in Doha. ...
... degrees C. Black mercs lined up to collect big wigs were so imposing, the architecture was all squared off and linear- just like the movies. Duty free wasn't as big as I thought it would be even though there was Maclaren and a BM X6 on the floor. Everything was high end label oriented- welcome to the land of overpowering cologne. Next stop Zurich, bring on a week of ...
... our 2 hour plus breakfast around 7.
Our last full night was magical. Sitting outside in the Souq - watching the groups of men, separate groups of women - the smells of Arabic food mixed with the fruity scent of the shisha - we reflected on an amazing week - made predictions of what is to come for Qatar and figured that we would have to make it back again one day.
Our last day....a lot of tearful goodbyes to our 'family' at the hotel. One ...
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